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40,000 Grain Water Softener

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  • Easy to use up-front electronic controls
  • Status light indicator
  • Use 50% less detergent with softer water

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Model # GXSH40V

Internet # 203219780

Store SKU # 126118

Store SO SKU # 126118

The GE 40,000-Grain Water Softener System features SmartSoft technology that monitors water usage and anticipates future demand so you don't run out of soft water. It has 125 grains per gallon maximum hardness-removal capacity and it also removes 10 PPM of iron. Handy features such as programmable operation, an alarm and indicator lights and a permanent memory offer reliable, hassle-free operation. This system has the capacity and convenience features that make it ideal for families of 4 or more.

  • GE water softeners help save on water and energy by using up to 50% less detergent for laundry and dishwashing (Based on research conducted by the Water Quality Association (WQA) Water Softener Benefits Study, 2011.)
  • 40,200 Grain capacity
  • Maximum hardness removal (125 gpg)
  • Maximum iron removal (10 ppm)
  • Efficiency (5100 gpg)- Salt Capacity (230 lbs)
  • GE exclusive custom select blending valve, allows you to select how soft you want your water
  • GE exclusive salt saver, Helps reduce salt consumption and uses up to 34% less salt (Based on internal analysis verses GE water softeners manufactured prior to 2009)
  • GE exclusive SmartSoft technology, ensures there is always plenty of softened water available by "learning" a family's water-use patterns
  • GE exclusive days to empty, makes sure you never have to guess when to refill the salt tank
  • Uses up to 35% less water (Based on internal analysis verses GE water softeners manufactured prior to 2009)
  • Self-cleaning sediment filter protects your home’s plumbing
  • Plumbing connection up to 1.25 in.
  • Installation services are not an checkout option for this product, delivery only. Check with your local store regarding possible installation options

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
22.4375 
Product Height (in.) 
47.625 
Product Width (in.) 
14.4375 
Tank Length (in.) 
47.625 
Tank Width (in.) 
14.4375 
Details
Alarm 
Yes 
Color Family 
Grays 
Features 
Alarm,Indicator light(s),Permanent settings memory,Programmable 
Includes 
Installation kit 
Indicator light(s) 
Yes 
Installation kit included 
Yes 
Iron reduction (ppm) 
10 
Maximum Grain Capacity (grains) 
40000 
Maximum hardness removal (grains per gallon) 
125 
Output betweeen refills (gallons) 
4000 
Permanent settings memory 
Yes 
Product Weight (lb.) 
100 lb 
Programmable 
Yes 
Quantity (cu. ft.) 
1.107 
Regeneration time (min.) 
123 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Salt Storage Capacity (lbs.) 
230 lb 
Service Flow Rate @ 15 psi dropp (gallons per min.) 
9.5 gal (US)/min 
Voltage (volts) 
24 
Water required for regeneration (gallons) 
37 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance Limited 3-Year Electronic Monitor Limited 10-year brine/resin tank Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details 

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How often should this unit recharge?

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July 18, 2015
I installed this unit a little over a month ago. I use about 31 gallons per day (according to the water softener display). I am somewhat concerned as I can see no evidence that the unit has recharged at all during the past month. Is this possible? The unit reports 91% capacity when I checked the readout.

When I did the water hardness test (using strips from a kit from Home Depot), it reported that my water was not particularly 'hard'. Does this make sense or do I have a defective unit?

Thank you in advance!
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November 27, 2015
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Hmm.. 31 gallons/day for a month is under 1,000 gallons. The stated recharge cycle is 4,000 gallons, or about 4 months at your level of usage. And you are wondering if it is possible that the unit has not recharged?
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July 21, 2015
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Hello GyroMan - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply before attempting any maintenance or cleaning. The water softener will regenerate about every 3-6 days. The water softener uses several factors to determine when to regenerate: The total capacity of the water softener in GPG (grains per Read More
Hello GyroMan - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply before attempting any maintenance or cleaning. The water softener will regenerate about every 3-6 days. The water softener uses several factors to determine when to regenerate: The total capacity of the water softener in GPG (grains per gallon). The water hardness setting that was programmed into the control when it was first installed. Make sure the setting matches with your local conditions. Actual water usage per day.
The water usage patterns as they are developed over time. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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I left a "U" loop in the recharge discharge hose near its 'drain' end. If the unit had recharged, that loop would have contained some amount of residual water from the process. It has consistently remained dry. I am 99% sure this unit has never recharged since the first time I manually triggered the initial recharge.
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I left a "U" loop in the recharge discharge hose near its 'drain' end. If the unit had recharged, that loop would have contained some amount of residual water from the process. It has consistently remained dry. I am 99% sure this unit has never recharged since the first time I manually triggered the initial recharge.
If the 'strip test' that I used (to check for water hardness) was accurate and I actually have water which is not particularly hard, could that explain why the unit has not recharged in almost 6 weeks? It seems that it should have recharged at least once during that time. Or is it more likely that the unit is defective or misconfigured somehow?
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I left a 'U' shaped loop in the discharge hose which, if the unit had recharged even once, should contain some residual water from the process. The entire hose is dry with no sign of ever having had any water pass through it. I am 99% confident that the unit has not recharged since I installed it.
Could I have installed a very over-sized unit for my needs? I had assumed that the test that I did to Read More
I left a 'U' shaped loop in the discharge hose which, if the unit had recharged even once, should contain some residual water from the process. The entire hose is dry with no sign of ever having had any water pass through it. I am 99% confident that the unit has not recharged since I installed it.
Could I have installed a very over-sized unit for my needs? I had assumed that the test that I did to determine how hard the water was had yielded incorrect results (it said my water was not particularly hard). If it was, indeed, accurate, would this explain why the unit has not recharged in almost 6 weeks at this point? Or is it more likely that the unit is defective or improperly configured? Read Less
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July 20, 2015
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What type of evidence do you expect? The unit is factory programed to recycle about 2:00 am. Unless you are very near the unit, you will not hear the recycle.
I suggest you check the capacity in about 15 days, my guess is that it will show about 89%
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does this unit stop the white stuff that settles after you boil water?

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Livingston NJ
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when I boil water in my tea kettle, white stuff builds up and makes the water cloudy with tea, does this unit or any water softener resolve that issue?
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May 10, 2016
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Hi Tony,
I am happy to help. Water softening is a technique that serves the removal of many of the ions that cause the water to be hard, in most cases calcium and magnesium ions. Iron ions may also be removed during softening. Thanks for checking with us.
Lisa from GE Appliances.
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May 5, 2016
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Yes it does help with that, that was a major problem we had also. but it sounds like you might also need a whole house filter for minerals.
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Yes, this will stop the foam.
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May 5, 2016
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I don't know other water softener but this one can not get rid of almost anything , the salt does make you feel like you swimming in the ocean when taking a bath though :)
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Does this need a brine tank?

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I am looking at setting up a new system. Would I need to add a brine tank and if so what size would be appropriate?
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I do not know what you are talking about. The product has a built in brine tank. I did not need to add anything. Water hook up, drain, and the electrical. Make sure you leave room to get the salt in the brine tank. Easy to do, just leave about a foot in front.
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Hi Rotinaj-this is Sue from GE Appliances. Thanks for your consideration! You will not need to add a brine tank. The parts required to assemble and install the water softener are included with the unit. See page 11 of the Installation Instructions for an illustration of the Brine Tank (Salt Storage). During brining, brine travels from the salt storage area into the resin tank. Brine is the cleaning agent Read More
Hi Rotinaj-this is Sue from GE Appliances. Thanks for your consideration! You will not need to add a brine tank. The parts required to assemble and install the water softener are included with the unit. See page 11 of the Installation Instructions for an illustration of the Brine Tank (Salt Storage). During brining, brine travels from the salt storage area into the resin tank. Brine is the cleaning agent needed to remove hard minerals from the resin beads. The hard minerals and brine are discharged to the drain. Thanks for checking with us. Enjoy! Read Less
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The rectangular bod is, itself, the brine tank. The cylinder containing the resin is inside the body. You take off the lid and pour the salt right in. The salt fills the body and fills around the cylinder. It is an awesome design because it is so compact. There is nothing needed exterior to the unit itself.
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It already has a brine tank built in. The small door on the top, in front of the control panel is for pouring in your salt pellets. It holds about 4-5 bags of salt.
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Does the unit make ANY noise at all?

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My water tank is in the center of the house so sound becomes a sensitive issue.
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no, not most of the time BUT at 2 or 3 am you will definitely hear the rush of water like a bathtub or sink for about 30 minutes or so (not sure). Mine is downstairs (1st floor) in the garage and I have to go to the guest bathroom (next to the unit on the other side of the sheet rock wall) to hear it.
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no, not most of the time BUT at 2 or 3 am you will definitely hear the rush of water like a bathtub or sink for about 30 minutes or so (not sure). Mine is downstairs (1st floor) in the garage and I have to go to the guest bathroom (next to the unit on the other side of the sheet rock wall) to hear it.
So, it depends on what is in your "center of the house" in the very early morning. By the way that only happens every few days or couple of week depending on your water usage. Usually about 1000 gallons.
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Hello - this is Nancy at GE and I am happy to help you. You may hear the water running from the unit into a drain during recharge. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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Based on my experience it makes very little noise. In fact I have never heard any noise at all but of course it must make some. I actually kept checking on the unit because it is so quiet I never heard it run and was not sure it was working. kMy water bill has also gone done at least $10.00 a month which will have the unit paid for in no time. Hope that helps.
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The only time there is any noise is during the regenteration cycle. The unit comes factory set to cycle at 2:00am. I cannot guess at a DB ratting but it does not make very much noise. That said, in the middle of the house at 2 am I am sure you will hear it. You can reset the cycle start time, maybe sometime when you are at work. Note, you do not have soft water during the regen cycle. Trying to provide a Read More
The only time there is any noise is during the regenteration cycle. The unit comes factory set to cycle at 2:00am. I cannot guess at a DB ratting but it does not make very much noise. That said, in the middle of the house at 2 am I am sure you will hear it. You can reset the cycle start time, maybe sometime when you are at work. Note, you do not have soft water during the regen cycle. Trying to provide a example, much less noise than flushing a toilet Read Less
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 448 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GE 40k Water Softner The online purchase process was easy. Delivery miss a day due to my address being new. Installation was super easy. And most important...compare to its cousin (the Kenmore brand) the footprint/rectangular shape of the GE is much slim. I recommend this unit if you have reduced space to install it. May 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by I don't recommend - leaks water/salt from bottom I bought this GE water softener at Home Depot and had it installed 4 days ago. After 15 minutes of running for the first time, water and salt started leaking out from the back right corner. It has spread and now salt is all around the base. It started about half an inch out from all sides and now it's a couple inches out. GE sent a contractor out and he came by today. He said he has to replace the entire storage tank. He said he has had 4 of these lately and he's not sure why, this same model GE water softener. The storage tank seems extremely delicate, like some sort of cheap plastic material. Now we have to wait a couple weeks and I have to mop up the salt around the base every few days. He essentially said that the entire thing has to be taken apart in order to put in the new casing tank. They reuse all the electronics, float, etc, and GE sends out a new shell. January 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Softener This softener is easy to install and just as easy to set up. I love the days til empty feature and the fact that after a month or 2 this baby adjusts to your water usage automatically. GE put great engineering into this system. I have well water with high iron content and this replaced an iron filter and the old softener. Could not be happier. May 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding I am just an average DIY homeowner that had hard water. I installed the the water softener with no issues at all. Love my new water and it has help with my dry skin and eczema May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Replaced my Hague water softener at about 1/4 the price. I had a similar water softener from GE at my last house and it was pretty problem free during the 15 years I lived there. May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy install, small footprint I have a newer home on well water, which is extremely hard. We have delayed installing a water softener due to cost and expected complexity. After reading reviews on this units install I decided to give it a go. The install was super easy. I did have a loop for the softer which I'm sure makes it much simpler than an older home without the loop. This unit was about the only one we could find that would fit in the space, we only had 14.5" of width and given the top width of this is 14 7/16" you can't get much closer. Luckily the bottom of the unit is narrower than the top so I had more than a 1/16" to play with. I used the shark bite connectors, much better than having to buy a crimp-on tool, etc.. The flex lines are a smart choice and will probably save money over buying PEX and all the connectors, which are $10+ each. December 14, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cheryl Ge 40,000 softenet Product came damaged during shipment. Lid attachment cracked in several places. Did not affect function so did not return. Will not order large item again due to flimsy packaging May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Softener The water softener has made a big difference. Showers are better and we use less soap when washing clothes. Great addition to our home. May 11, 2016
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